Faith In The North: Reviving Cultures


Faith In The North: Reviving Cultures, an exciting event held at Pluscarden Abbey between 3 – 5 May 2019 focusing on “How can the Church increase involvement in the flourishing of Scottish Culture?” and “How can elements of the Scottish culture spread the message of the Gospel?”

The weekend will combine Lectures, Faith, Food and Scottish Culture. Continue reading

O vere beata nox! – Holy Week for Young People


The Abbot and Monks of Pluscarden invite young people (aged 18-30) to celebrate the Liturgy with them from Wednesday of Holy Week until Easter (April 17 – 23).

Our guests will stay in the Abbey Guesthouses. Those taking part will be able to gain deeper insight into the Christian life, monastic life and the Abbey. There is no charge for staying. If anyone, however, wishes to make a donation, that will be gratefully received. Continue reading

Encounter Christ Retreat


The retreat for women ages 18-35 will be a balance of liturgical and personal prayer, recreation and silent times, talks on growing in the spiritual life, spending time with other Christian young women and the Dominican Sisters, and enjoying the peace of the atmosphere of Greyfriars Convent, Elgin.

A suggested donation of £30 for the weekend. Continue reading

Birds: What’s in a Name? By Fr Peter Barry


This entertaining and informative guide explains the meanings of bird names, many of which have fascinating origins and stories behind them. The universal system of ‘scientific’ names, based largely on Greek and Latin, is used in all good bird books and assists birdwatchers around the world in figuring out exactly what they are looking at. While some of the names are fairly self-explanatory – such as Troglodytes for wren, meaning ‘cave – dweller’ – others are mysterious – Caprimulgus for nightjar, for example, meaning ‘goat-sucker’. Continue reading

St John Ogilvie Celebrations 2019


Join us to celebrate the feast of St John Ogilvie at the Diocesan shrine of his birthplace where he was born in 1579.

Mass will be celebrated at St Thomas’ Church, Keith at 14:00.
Main Celebrant and Homilist will be Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB.

Refreshments follow Mass in St Thomas’ Church Hall.

Everyone Welcome! Continue reading